Degree and Certificate Programs

Master of Science in Education Degree

History and Philosophy of Education

Program Office: IUB, Education 4228, (812) 856-8363.

This master's program is available only at Bloomington. It provides students the opportunity for growth in fundamental abilities that contribute clarity of direction and purpose to the professional tasks of educators. The program allows the student to inquire into the historical roots of educational policies and problems and to explore the relationship between educational philosophies and the practices and policies of educational and other social institutions.

The 36 credit hour master's degree in history and philosophy of education is usually a step toward the doctorate and should be individually planned. Students should consult the program faculty before applying for admission. Requirements are as follows:

I.   Major (15 cr.)

  • H5O4 History of American Education (3 cr.)
  • H530 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
  • Nine (9) additional credit hours of H-prefixed courses, approved by the program advisor.

II.   Courses Outside of Education (9 cr.)

Nine (9) credit hours must be selected from departments outside the School of Education. This course work must be relevant to the history and philosophy of education and should be selected in consultation with the faculty advisor.

III. Electives (12 cr.)

Twelve (12) credit hours of relevant elective courses are also required. These courses may be taken within or outside the School of Education. Elective courses must be approved by the student's program advisor.

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